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Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general john allen. special forces landed by helicopter, setting off a fire fight, leaving several taliban fighters dead. joseph was air lifted to bagram air base, but the victory came at a price. the u.s. service member injured trying to rescue joseph, died of his wounds. the ultimate sacrifice to save the life of an american doctor who otherwise may have been killed. as a civilian hostage, joseph didn't have the same survival training or instincts as a soldier. in this case u.s. officials decided publicizing it could further endanger his safety and that is why it was kept under raps until the mission was over. >>> her family confirmed that mexican-american singing superstar, jenni rivera died in a plane crash. the private jet went down early sunday morning after taking off from the mexican city of monterey. none of the seven people on board survived. the singer's brother was asked how he wanted her to be remembered. >> every which way we can, every which way. the good, the bad, the ugly, the short, the fat, the nice, everything about her was grea
Dec 10, 2012 2:05am EST
alive. here is abc's john schifrin. >> reporter: a cure for alzheimers disease, with heartbreaking mental decline and memory loss long alluded doctor. now a new surgical approach, involving a pacemaker used to stimulate the brain is offering good hope to the first few surgeries in the u.s. >> we are extremely excited about the surgery, what we hope is we can improve the patient's function for an extended period of time much longer than otherwise they would have. >> reporter: experimental medications have failed to significantly slowed the debilitating disease which affects 5.4 million americans and expected to jump to 16 million by 2050. but dr. anderson says the surgery has been extremely effective in canada where it has been performed six times on patients such as this man with early alzheimers. >> if i can't remember something, if i just pause for one, two, three, seconds. it pops in. >> reporter: here is how it works, the pacemaker surgically implanted in the chest, wires are run under the skin to the skull, then deep into the brain, to deliver an electrical a rat electrical i
Dec 6, 2012 2:35am EST
with alzheimers. john hopkins researchers call it pacemaker for the brain. it has been used in thousand of parkinson's patients and tested on people with early stage alzheimers to see if they can, if the electricity can boost memory. surgeons implanted the first device into an alzheimers patient last month. >>> new consumer alert for parents with babies about a product with potentially deadly defect. consumer product safety commission says five deaths are linked to portable baby recliners sold as products called the nap nanny or the chill, more than 100,000 of these products from a company called baby matters, have now been sold. the government is demanding refund for the customers, the company refused. and then went out of business. >>> here is what is passing for progress to avoid the fiscal cliff at year's end. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke about it on the phone with one another. that discussion came as treasury secretary tim geithner confirmed mr. obama is prepared to take the economy over the cliff unless republicans agree to raise tax rates on the wealthy. >
Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
. in the past, other deejays managed to prank call the queen herself and even pope john paul. a miami deejay once got through to fidel castro. during the 2008 campaign, sarah palin got called out by a canadian prankster impersonating the french president. >> one of my favorite activities is to hunt, too. >> very good, we can go hunt together. >> reporter: in that case, as in this one, is begs the question, was she just being polite or was the caller convincing? could you tell the difference? the queen rarely uses the first person singular. one tend not to, does one not? >> i think it's difficult sleeping in a strange bed as well. >> yes, of course. >> it's nothing like the palace, is it, charles? nope, nothing like the palace at all. david wright, abc new, los angeles. >> i can't believe how that happened. >> i am a little shocked too. they were, i don't know. it sounded more like the queen than when i saw the piece yesterday. see how they may have fallen for it. >> may have fallen for it. nobody asked for the woman to identify herself. i know she said kate's grandmother. but still -- >> tha
Dec 7, 2012 3:40am PST
of money. abc's john karl has more. >> reporter: the zombie apocalypse. this isn't some really bad "b" movie. it's an actual scene from the 2012 counterterrorism summit attended by law enforcement officials around the country. summit tickets, $1,000 a pop. paid for with your tax dollars. the zombies look scary, but organizers say the skit was solely to add levity to an otherwise serious meeting on protecting the homeland. senator tom coburn says it's just another example of more than $7 billion in questionable homeland security spending every year. >> wow. wasted. >> reporter: in a new report, coburn cites example after example, including nearly $30,000 for an underwater robot in columbus, ohio, the $69,000 hovercraft for indianapolis. and this, the sleepy town of keene, new hampshire, citing the need to secure its annual pumpkin festival was awarded a grant to buy a bearcat armored vehicle. price tag? $240,000. the department of homeland security said the grants make our communities safer places to live. coburn said there is just too much waste. examples are tip of the iceberg? >> su
Dec 5, 2012 1:40am PST
john mcafee wanted for questioning in a murder is now speaking out from guatemala. >> after being on the run, mcafee now plans to ask for asylum. it's wednesday, december 5th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday merning. i'm paula faris. would you spell that? "m-u-r-n-i-n-g?" merning? >> m-e. "merning." "merning." "merning." keeping it casual on the overnights. >>> good morning, america. i'm rob nelson. thank you for joining us. today, the strange case of john mcafee got a whole lot stranger later in our top story. >>> also this half hour, a flight school student caught in a gruesome propeller accident. how his quick-thinking instructor helped save his life. >> unbelievable. >> remember that story a few months ago, lauren scruggs, walked into the propeller. >> same thing. same thing here. >>> also ahead, details on what sent kate middleton to the hospital and when. we also have an update from london on how she is doing right now. >> and then "malcolm in the middle" star, frankie muniz recovering from a really startling health care much more com
Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
and house speaker john boehner are keeping tight lipped about their closed door weekend talks. but in michigan monday, the president had a warning about going over this now infamous fiscal cliff. >> consumer spending is going to go down. that means you've got less customers. businesses get fewer profits. they hire fewer workers. you go in a downward spiral. >> speaker boehner says he's still waiting for the president to identify spending cuts that he's willing to make to help deal with the nation's debt crisis. >>> thousands of demonstrators are expected to gather at the michigan state capital today in protest of a right-to-work measure. the legislation would bar unions from requiring non-union workers to pay those union fees. democrats met with the governor to urge a veto. and carollers gathered singing modified christmas songs in protest of the proposal. president obama said the legislation is about giving workers the right to work for less money. of course, the president enjoying a lot of support from the unions. if this does indeed happen, michigan will become the 24th rig
Dec 7, 2012 2:35am EST
. >>> and developments in the case against john mcafee. the former fugitive out of the hospital this morning and back in a detention cellen g een in l in guatemala. mcafee spent three weeks running from police in belize where he is wanted for questioning abut his neighbor's murder. >>> we could learn much more today about an alleged terror plot involving a pair of brothers in south florida. the qazis are making their first court appearance in fort lauderda lauderdale. both are naturized u.s. citizens originally from pakistan. their family call the case a misunderstanding. >>> in washington some difficult negotiations between the staffs of president obama and house speaker boehner, all that of course an effort to avoid the nation dropping over the fiscal cliff. in just a few days at the end of the year. in their first discussions yesterday after a week's hiatus we are told there were no signs of progress and even a hardening of positions. in fact, earlier president obama discussed the stalemate with middle-class families. >> for them to be burdened unnecessarily because the democrats and republicans a
Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
come next year. president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke about the stalemate by phone last night. mr. obama has cut his demand for new revenue from tax hikes but continues to insist on higher taxes for the wealthy. boehner's counter offer was almost what republicans have been offering all along, $800 billion in tax revenues, none of them generated by higher tax rates. that stalemate is causing irritation for the senate female members. starting in january, there will be 20 of them, a new record. and they told diane sawyer if they were in charge, well, a deal would already be done. >> what i find is with all due deference to our male colleagues that women's styles tend to be more collaborative. >> i think by nature, we are less confrontational and more collaborative. and having us in the room, and i think all of us, not only do we want to work in a bipartisan way, we do it. >> certainly a turning point now for the senate in the chamber next year. it will be the first-ever females from the states of massachusetts and nebraska, as well as the first asian-american woman and the
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